Lessons in Leadership, Profiles in Courage, and Handling Adversity: A Conversation with Dan Schilling

Veteran's Day CLE Special

November 19, 2020
Virtual Event

On November 19, 2020, Hinshaw, as part of Hinshaw University, was pleased to present its annual CLE Veteran's Day special. This year's program featured New York Times best-selling author Dan Schilling. 

Dan Schilling spent over 30 years in special operations with numerous combat and clandestine deployments throughout the world, including Operation Gothic Serpent, popularly known as the book and movie "Black Hawk Down," where he is credited for saving the life of an Army Ranger and Navy SEAL Team Six member under heavy fire. A Combat Controller and Special Tactics Officer, he later founded and served as the first commander of two special operations units, one of whose name and purpose remains classified. He is the author of The New York Times bestseller "Alone at Dawn," which documents the story of John Chapman, the first Medal of Honor recipient whose heroic actions were captured by drone video feeds. A purveyor of adrenaline fueled endeavors, he also holds the Guinness world record for most BASE jumps in 24 hours (201), a feat he conducted to benefit children who have lost a parent in special operations.

A recording of the program is available below and on Hinshaw's YouTube channel.